[Chimera-users] Windows & dialogues outside the screen

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Feb 22 15:54:22 PST 2017


Hi Hernando,
	Do these dialogs really appear completely off screen?  How do you even know they’re there?  Do you have a second screen?
	Anyway, I have a couple of things that may help.  If the dialog isn’t in fact completely off screen but is instead buried under other windows, you can bring up the Rapid Access screen (lightning bolt icon near the lower right of the main Chimera window) which will list the current dialogs on its left side.  Clicking on the button for the dialog you want will raise it to the top.
	The other thing is that you can turn off Chimera’s attempt to “tile place” new dialogs, which may be forcing some off the screen in your case (it shouldn’t AFAIK, but might help anyway).  You turn of tiling by bring up Preferences (Favorites->Preferences) and changing “Try to avoid placing dialogs over main window” from true to false.  Click “Save” afterward to keep the change in later Chimera sessions.

—Eric

	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab


> On Feb 22, 2017, at 8:16 AM, Hernando J Sosa <hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu> wrote:
> 
> Dear UCSF-Chimera,
> 
> I have noticed (perhaps since I upgraded, currently running  v1.11.2) that  when opening new windows/dialogues many times they pop-up outside the screen. This seems to happen more often when many windows are opened simultaneously.  It is more of a nuisance than a real problem but it can get annoying having to  continuously search for those elusive windows. So I  wonder if there is a way to fix this behavior (e.g. to force newly opened windows to always appear on top and within the screen boundaries) .
> 
> I am running Windows 64 UCSF-Chimera version 1.11.2
> on a Windows 7 and  Windows 10 machine (problem  occurs in both computers)  
> 
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Hernando
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